High Commissioner, 40%
Price: $15 ● Issue: Spring 2016 ● Reviewer: Jonny McCormick
You're familiar with those generic blended Scotch whiskies of debatable origin with an inoffensive flavor profile, right? This isn't one of those. With aromas of the fruit and foliage of an orange grove, beeswax, and a grassy note, this is a juicy, citrus-led dram that puffs out in the mouth, bringing a tingle of light pepper, ginger, and thick fudge. Despite the thinner mouthfeel, the baked orange and bitter Seville orange on the finish give it some bite. Perfectly serviceable.